Bordeaux has many faces: the city is characterized by the 18th century architecture and elegance, but thanks to its large student population it also has a high-tech scene with plenty of room for innovation and an urban street life. Half of the city (18 km²) is on the World Heritage List, making Bordeaux the largest urban World Heritage Site in the world. The river Garonne runs through Bordeaux and its riverbank is central to the life of the people of Bordeaux: whether it is to jog along the water, to sail on the water or to lounge or study on a terrace next to the water. If you leave the city, you will see why Bordeaux is called the wine capital. The city is surrounded by green, sun-drenched vineyards. There are no cities in France that produce so many good quality wines. The city's wine and food culture - a mix of traditional French cuisine, experimental bistros, food trucks and barista cafés - celebrate a tasty marriage that you can not ignore as a language student in the city.